Meditation has been practiced from the ancient years to the present day.

It is an form of understanding and connecting to cosmic energies, a way to reaching beyond our consciousness. Through time it has been transformed and alternated by different cultures according to their needs and traditions. The passage of time has also changed the very nature of the practice.

From the Ancient Greek methods of meditation that dealt with the idea of exercising the endurance of that part of the brain that has to do with the memory, to the eastern practices that involve observation and focus in order to empty the mind from unnecessary thoughts, meditation has taken many shapes and forms according to the requirements of the eras that have gone by. The following article introduces four of the most important ancient meditation methods. It is important to read their properties carefully in order to choose which method suits you best!

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Meditation is a practice in which an individual trains the mind or induces a mode of consciousness, either to realize some benefit or for the mind to simply acknowledge its content without becoming identified with that content.

There are various ancient meditation techniques giving massive benefits to those who practice. All of these techniques are suited to different personality types, which is once again a reflection of the many different cultures and backgrounds, and all are worth thorough research and consideration in finding the most suitable meditation for each individual. Some techniques are expansive permitting free flow of thoughts and their observation, whereas other types are concentrative with the purpose of bringing focus into one’s thoughts.

All those who do meditate to bring peace and serenity into their lives using their own preferred technique will rapidly benefit from a deep feeling of being at one with their inner selves, beginning the process of healing and improving their mental and physical health. Thus, regardless of the reason for practicing it, new and ancient meditation techniques alike will set in motion the most important journey and discovery of life.

Vipassana:

Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India’s most ancient techniques of meditation. It was rediscovered by Gautama Buddha more than 2500 years ago and was taught by him as a universal remedy for universal ills, i.e., an Art Of Living. This non-sectarian technique aims for the total eradication of mental impurities and the resultant highest happiness of full liberation…

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